As an ALFI institution, USD is focused on improving programs and services in order to enhance degree completion opportunities for adult learners.

The ALFI Initiative, created in 1999 by the Council on Adult Experiential Learning (CAEL), assists colleges and universities by improving campus adult learning programs. The Coalition was developed to aid in research and to allow for more collaboration with member institutions. To qualify as an ALFI Coalition member, institutions must offer degree programs to adults, be accredited by regional accrediting agencies, be a current institutional member of CAEL, and have utilized ALFI tools to enroll and educate adult learners within the past three years.

For additional information about ALFI certification or adult learning programs at The U, please contact USD’s Division of Continuing and Distance Education at (800) 233-7937, by e-mail at or by visiting the division’s Web site:

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